The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q2), Plantronics met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins shrank across the board.
Plantronics booked revenue of $179.3 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $178.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $176.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.70. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.64 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.61 for Q2 were 1.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.60 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 54.2%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.3%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.5%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $187.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.69.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $733.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.63.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 125 members out of 134 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 53 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 52 give Plantronics a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Plantronics is outperform, with an average price target of $39.79.
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